Just a few years ago, before the most recent rise of the vampires, it was all about the Living Dead. Not unlike the mainstream, the world of Zombie B-cinema also experienced a rise in popularity. But recently, I saw a zombie flick that wasn't just a good zombie flick, or even a good low-budget zombie flick. By God, The Stink Of Flesh is just an all around good movie.
Brought to you by New Mexico's king of B-cinema... oops, I mean Z-cinema, Scott Phillips. This guy brings something a little different to the table, a little something called originality. And when I say original, I mean, you won't find anything quite like this. The Stink Of Flesh starts out regular enough, with a fellow named Matool, who, in a world filled with the living-dead, thinks it's cool to fight these things and kill them with a hammer (and nails), as opposed to shooting them in the head, like everybody else. After almost getting killed, Matool is kidnapped by Nathan, and his girlfriend, Dexy. Matool isn't too fond of this kind of treatment, but their house is about as zombie-proof as it gets, and the only thing he's being forced to do is participate in their harmless, yet peculiar sex games. I'm sure Matool would have appreciated a warning that Dexy's sisters is apart of the game, but really, what's the fun in that? I'm just gonna assume Sassy and Dorothy was some kind of homage to Basket Case... which is always a welcomed quality for a Horror movie.
Anyway, the zombies are present, in fact, they're everywhere, and there are gruesome, gory killings, and there is quite an apocalyptic vibe, but this movie is just too busy being a dark-humored freak show to care. That basically sums up this movie. The Stink Of Flesh never stops being interesting, unlike the repetitive work of George A. Romero. The Stink Of Flesh really puts Land Of The Dead to shame, in every way. And did I mention that this movie stars LBP's Billy Garberina? You know you're in for a good time, now. That guy is hilarious, and if you agree, I would totally recommend Wet Heat. But for those of you who are burnt out, or just bored with the regular, everyday living dead nonsense that the mainstream throws at us, yet you feel you're still above stuff like Zombie Rampage, and Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker, this one might be just right. 10/10
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